I Did a lecture for a Chicago Meetup.Com group recently. The topic was character development and I had a grand total of one hour on the subject. I started talking for 59 minutes 59 seconds and didn't stop (three cheers to McDonald's for their large $1 iced-tea and the caffeine mainline. Excellent product!) It occurred to me only today there were several smaller issues I didn't … [Read more...] about 10 Dead Simple Ways To Make Readers Love Your Characters
Don’t let this title fool you. Screenwriters’ should NOT work on-set when their script is being produced. Early spring of this year, I was hired to direct a 6 episode web-series in Dallas. The series already had investors and 2 stations awaiting the footage. To my utter disbelief, the screenwriter was “allowed” in casting, props, and most absurdly, on-set! Obviously, it was a … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Screenwriters’ Should Work On-Set!
So, some of you out there know you want to be screenwriters, and knew that as soon as your were out of the womb, you were destined to write films and make millions. But maybe, you just woke up one day and thought “you know what, I’m going to write a screenplay”. In fact, that is what happened to me. I always knew that I was going to go into a career in film, as my whole … [Read more...] about Adventures of Cassiah: Finding Your Voice In Your Screenplay
The death of your script may not be your story but how you are marketing it. You will find countless of articles on this subject, but they fail to touch up on some simple truths: We are NOT interested about your screenwriting background! After operating a successful screenwriting staffing service, working as a producer for my own boutique production company, working in … [Read more...] about Why Your Script Doesn’t Sell: 5 Tips To Craft A Killer Logline That Ensures It Will